Welcome to the Department of Sociology at Liverpool John Moores University. We are a lively and friendly Department with an outstanding reputation in both research and teaching.
The Department in Sociology at LJMU offers students a unique opportunity to undertake contemporary, critical and sector leading programmes of study.
Sociology at LJMU has been ranked 39th (out of 97) in the Complete University Guide 2019, which is a 50-place upwards leap from the previous year. This means that Sociology at LJMU is on 6th place out of all post-1992 universities in the UK. The ranking is based on entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects.
Sociology at LJMU has thus been the most upwardly mobile Sociology department in the UK.
In the 2017 National Student Survey, our BA (Hons ) Sociology achieved an overall satisfaction rating of 100% (compared to 97% in 2016), and our BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology achieved an overall satisfaction rating of 91% (2016) and 83% (2017).
Our alumni are engaged in a range of professions across the world.
Our degree programmes combine a friendly, supportive atmosphere with challenging and stimulating study which build on staff expertise, research strengths and areas of specialism.
The Department of Sociology is recognised internationally for its conceptually driven empirical research and its applied approach to sociology. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise, 64% of outputs were judged to be of world leading and international quality. 100% of impact cases were judged to be of world leading and international quality.
Particular areas of research strength are international development, sociological theory and cultural sociology. The Department has a thriving community of postgraduate researchers.